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The only best way to get rid of sunburn (OPINION)

Here are some things you can do to care for your skin after a sunburn.

First, ditch your current skincare routine and only apply rich moisturisers or a Hyaluronic acid serum. You should do this for at least one or two weeks after the sunburn.

When the skin is damaged it is more prone to absorption of active ingredients in cosmetic products -while this might sound like a positive thing, it actually means you might be exposed to super high levels of active ingredients, which might lead to skin irritation and maybe even a bad reaction.

You want to avoid that while you’re letting your skin heal!

You might be thinking wait, why would I suggest you apply a moisturiser instead of an after sun? The truth is that there isn’t much of a difference between the two; it’s more of a marketing distinction.

You could simply use a rich moisturiser like the Nivea one. It has a lot of emollients and occlusive ingredients that will help your skin stay soft, but any rich moisturiser will do.

Important: do not put ice or steroid creams on sunburned skin! These might give you some sense of relief, but they don’t help in the long term in any way. Steroids are anti inflammatory drugs and when the skin is damaged from the sun there is an inflammatory process going on. If you block this inflammatory process it’s only going to take longer to heal.

If you want to cool down your skin you could always keep the after sun or whatever product you’re using on your skin in the fridge (not the freezer, the fridge…important distinction).

Do not expose yourself to the sun after a sunburn. If you really can’t avoid it, use sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and whatever could help shield your skin from the sun

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